Hamilton College's Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art joins traditional object-based learning with advances in interdisciplinary approaches. With more than 6,000 works of art and artifacts, the Wellin's collection represents a broad range of cultures, historical periods, artistic practices, and movements.
Rory Woods of Milford is working as a tour docent this year. Woods is a senior majoring in art.
Student docents are integral to the work of the museum and are involved in many aspects of its operation including leading tours, working with faculty to provide interdisciplinary gallery programs to support teaching and learning, and working on various museum projects.
Docents attend training to learn about the museum, exhibitions, collections, and professional expectations and procedures. Working as a museum docent also gives students an opportunity to strengthen professional skills such as public speaking, teamwork, conducting research, event management, and creative brainstorming.
Learn more at www.hamilton.edu.